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MSc Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

University/Institute: Manchester
Location: United Kingdom - Manchester
Focus: Bioinformatics
Recommended Undergraduate Degrees: Biology, Computer Science, Math/Statistics
Degree Offered: MS/MSc/MA/M.Eng (1 year)MS/MSc/MA/M.Eng (Major/Primary Degree)

Key characteristics of program:

Gain extensive research experience and professional skills in the field of bioinformatics and systems biology.
Prepare for a career in industry or academic research.
Study at a university ranked 7th in the UK and among the top 50 in the world for biological sciences (QS World University Rankings 2019).

Program Goals:

Our MSc Bioinformatics and Systems Biology course looks at two concepts that complement each other and reflect the skills currently sought by employers in academia and industry.

Bioinformatics is changing as high throughput biological data collection becomes more systems-oriented, with employers seeking people who can work across both disciplines.

Enormous success has been achieved in bioinformatics, such as in defining homologous families of sequences at the DNA, RNA, and protein levels. However, our appreciation of function is changing rapidly as experimental analysis scales up to cellular and organismal viewpoints.

At these levels, we are interested in the properties of a network of interacting components as a system, as well as the components themselves.

Our MSc reflects these exciting developments, providing an integrated programme taught by researchers at the forefront of fields spanning bioinformatics, genomics and systems biology.

You will gain theoretical and practical knowledge of methods to analyse and interpret the data generated by modern biology. This involves the appreciation of biochemistry and molecular biology, together with IT and computer science techniques that will prepare you for multidisciplinary careers in research.

Additional Information

Year Program Established: 1998
Scholarships/assistanceships may be available: No
Type of academic terms: Semester

Average number of applicants per year: 120
Average number of applicants accepted per year: 40
Average number of incoming students per year: 30
Average number of graduates per year: 30

Program URL: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/08854/bioinformatics-and-systems-biology-msc/
Syllabus URL: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/08854/msc-bioinformatics-and-systems-biology/course-details/#course-prof

Contact Person: Dr Jean-Marc Schwartz ( jean-marc.schwartz@manchester.ac.uk )

Last updated: Feb 05, 2020

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